To: Alberta Fire Chiefs Association Members,
CASA will once again be offering a series of educational seminars in 2022. The seminars will review the appropriate NFPA Technical Standards and National Building Code & National Fire Code requirements, to help educate and offer best practices to the attendees on where to find the appropriate information in the referenced NFPA Standards, as well as how best to interpret and understand the intent of the many clauses found in the National Building Code & National Fire Code requirements. The seminars will be presented in a virtual format via Zoom Video Conferencing, and all attendee’s will be provided with an attendee workbook so that they can follow along and work an example exercise to help better understand the content. We hope that you can join us this year!
Introduction to Fire Sprinklers -April 26, 2022 - This program is beneficial for the individual that is just starting out in the sprinkler industry. It provides the participant with basic sprinkler knowledge of sprinkler systems. The program covers types of systems, types of sprinklers, system components and basic definitions used in NFPA 13. The course also provides a brief overview of the historical development of sprinkler systems. To register and learn more please visit:
Sprinkler System Installation Requirements -May 31, 2022 - There are hundreds of types of sprinklers in use today. Determining where to locate them can be a complex task. They need to be spaced properly and installed in specific locations to ensure coverage of the protected area and located far enough from obstructions to ensure that the spray pattern can adequately develop and control or suppress a fire. The rules that govern this complex matrix of decisions are found in Chapter 8 of NFPA 13 (Chapter 10 through 18 in NFPA 13 -2022 Edition) on Installation Requirements. This fast paced and interactive seminar will guide the participants through series of decisions and requirements that lead to compliance with NFPA 13 and ensure the system will operate properly when needed. Attendees should bring a copy of the NFPA 13 with them. To register and learn more please visit:
Pumps for Fire Protection -June 28, 2022 - Explore general fire pump design requirements in NFPA 20: The Standard for the installation of Stationary pumps for Fire Protection. This program will include a detailed walkthrough of fire pump sizing, design and layout, high rise requirements including defining high rise and a very tall buildings. We will also explore Pumps for Multiple Water Supplies. Explore the challenges that could be posed when designing a fire pump system with two different water supplies. This course will review the options to overcome these challenges in compliance with NFPA standards. To register and learn more please visit:
Standpipe Systems for Fire Protection -September 13, 2022 - This program provides the participant with the requirements for design, layout, installation and acceptance testing of standpipe systems using NFPA 14. Through discussion and activities, the seminar will address topics such as system pressures, the challenges of tall buildings, requirements for horizontal standpipes and the acceptance requirements for standpipe systems. To register and learn more please visit:
Sprinkler System Plan Review -October 18, 2022 - Examining fire sprinkler shop drawings, cut sheets and hydraulic calculations is a primary duty of the authority having jurisdiction. This course will provide a method of reviewing plans and other fire sprinkler documents that is efficient and thorough. Attendees will learn what documents to accept to start a review, what steps to take through the fire sprinkler design and systems review, and how to have confidence while reviewing hydraulic calculations. This course applies current codes and standards to fire sprinkler systems from the initial site plan review, through the construction documents, to the as-built drawings. Significant time on how to effectively communicate deficiencies to the design professional. Students will receive a handout that provides detailed checklists with expert commentary that is useful to the fire sprinkler plan reviewer for years to come. Attendees must bring a copy of NFPA 13 to class. To register and learn more please visit:
Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25 -November 8th & November 9th -This seminar describes the requirements for properly maintaining a water-based fire protection system in accordance with NFPA 25. The seminar clearly describes the responsibilities for compliance & record keeping. It describes the specific scope of the standard and identifies the various ways in which information related to changes in the system are handled. It describes the various Tables used in the standard, their specific purposes, and when to use which Tables. It involves the attendees in a significant number of exercises to describe various problems encountered, identify the proper section(s) of the standard that deals with it, and discuss how to deal with issues not covered by the standard that may still be encountered. To register and learn more please visit: